VeggieBoards banner
1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've never taken one in my life...


Are we supposed to?

I'm pretty sure I get all the nutrients I need from being healthy and eating well in general, but it would be interesting to get everyone's opinion!

Do you take supplements? If so what?

Cheers!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,011 Posts
I take flax oil and a multivitamin most days. I sometimes skip the flax on days when I've eaten walnuts. Theoretically, I don't need the multivitamin, because I get all the nutrients I need from my diet (fortified soy milk helps), but I've always taken one, even as an omni, "just in case".

--Fromper

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
Its best if you can get the nutrients from eating the right foods. I try to do this, but because I'm not great at it I do take a few supplents. i take a supplement of calcium, magnesium and zinc, a supplement of omega 3,6 & 9, and i take a multi-vitamin. All of them are vegan.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,451 Posts
i take oils, but i consider them foods not supplements. i use Udo's perfect DHA blend, coconut oil, olive oil, occassionally flax seed oil. i do not take any other vitamins, though were i vegan, i would take a sublingual b12 tablet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,282 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cloudcovering View Post

I take flintstones complete kids vitamins on the days that I don't eat so well.
they're not vegetarian. they contain gelatin.

i, personally, am not bothered by gelatin in medication, but some people are, so make your own decision about those.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,887 Posts
I take a multi and a sublingual B-12 tablet a few times a week.

I try to use flax seeds too, but I've been a little lax about that lately.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,810 Posts
I'm not sure about 'supposed to', but I think it's generally recommended that everyone take supplements (as in a multivitamin), regardless of diet.

On the other hand, I've read stuff indicating that most of the multivitamin is passed through the body.

I didn't take supplements for about 3 years after becoming vegan, then I decided to buy some multivitamins. I take one about once a week. I figure if I'm not getting something from my diet it might help. Although, if I'm not getting something necessary from my diet, I think I should change my diet rather than rely on supplements.

I do use flax oil and stuff like that, but I consider it part of my diet and not some kind of supplement. For example I put flax oil and balsamic vinegar in a dish (just a little of each) and dip pita bread into it it.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
19,860 Posts
I try. When I think about it. They're kind of expensive and I don't really feel the benefits so it's easy enough to forget about them.

I agree with Seusomon. I don't know that vegetarians need to take supplements any more than anyone else. If you're eating a varied diet your diet can be just as healthy/unhealthy as anyone else's.
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top